ERIC Number: ED335999
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988-Dec
Reference Count: N/A
From Survival to Success: Promoting Minority Student Retention. Monograph Series Volume 9.
Terrell, Melvin C., Ed.; Wright Doris J., Ed.
This monograph presents issues regarding minority student retention in higher education stressing the commitment of successful programs to campuswide cultural diversity as well as the importance of helping these students compete and succeed in the high tech world of the 21st century. In Chapter One, "Minority Student Retention: A Moral and Legal Imperative," Francisco Q. Ponce traces the historical evolution of college student retention while articulating minorities' educational beginnings on predominantly white campuses. Next, Suzan Armstrong-West and Magdalena H. de la Teja examine "Social and Psychological Factors Affecting the Retention of Minority Students." In Chapter Three, "Academic Integration: Tools for Minority Retention," Mary H. Edmonds and Debra P. McCurdy offer a student focused model for retention programs. Next, Shirley Stennis-Williams and others discuss "The Emergent Role of Multicultural Education Centers on Predominantly White Campuses", especially the role of these centers in student retention. In the final chapter, Doris J. Wright and others look at "The Future of Minority Retention," warning that political climate, funding changes flowing from the 1990 Census and the increase of students from single- or teen-parent households all present future challenges. Most of the chapters offer extensive references. (JB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Academic Persistence, Cultural Pluralism, Diversity (Student), Higher Education, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, School Holding Power
National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, 1875 Connecticut Ave., NW, Suite 418, Washington, DC 20009-5728 ($7.95 members, $9.95 nonmembers).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Books
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Student Personnel Administrators, Inc.